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>> hello and welcome back to nhk newsline. i'm raja pradhan in tokyo. several suspects have been arrested. prime minister gnatten ya hugh promises to bring the perpetrators to justice. >> we do not differentiate between the terrorists and we will respond to all of them,
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wherever they come from with a firm hand. >> the boy was abducted on wednesday in east jerusalem. his charred body was found later in the day in a wooded area. he was 16 years old. many believe the kig was revenge for the murders last month of three israeli teenagers. security forces have been kept busy trying to stop the demonstrations. >> iraqi forces have not been able to stop a defensive across northern and western iraq. they're drawing on an old tactic to try to stop them from advancing. they're building a wall. government forces started construction in the area about 100 kilometers northeast of baghdad. they'll build a barrier 2 meres high. it will be surrounded by trenches. militants have seized cities.
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they claiming parts of iraq and syria as their territory. government forces have fought them on the ground and from the air. prime minister nouri al mall ki is trying to cling to pow ner the midst of the confusion. the divisions have prevented lawmakers from forming a new government and facing the insurgency. militants have launched attacks on two towns along the coast of kenya. they killed at least 29 people. the gunmen stormed a police station and freed several inmates. they shot at vail ajers and set houses on fire. the group is based in somalia and they say it's in retaliation. he also claimed responsibilities for attacks last month for other towns in the aim area.
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security authorities have launched a crackdown but many kenyans are growing frustrated with the state of security. japan's prime minister shinzo abe has set off on a tour of trade and diplomacy. he's become the first japanese leader in 12 years to visit new zealand. he's taking time to explain a new approach to security. abe met with his counterpart, john key. he explained his cabinet's decision to reinterpret the constitution to enable japan to exercise the rights to collective self-defense. cabinet members want personnel to be able to defend allies under attack. and they want japan to play a more active role in peace and stability in the asia-pacific. abe and key are also expected to discuss how to move things forward in negotiations over the transpacific partnership free trade agreement. abe's also scheduled to visit christchurch. he'll pay his respects to those who died in an earthquake three
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years ago. the 185 victims included 28 japanese. meanwhile, japan's defense minister is also taking time to explain the change in security policy. itsunori onodera is on an eight-day tour of the united states. onodera is scheduled to meet on friday with defense secretary chuck hagel. he's expected to tell hagel that lawmakers also write new legislation in response to the change in policy. japanese and american defense officials are reviewing how they work together. they plan to complete their assessment by the end of the year and onodera wants to make sure the change in policy is reflected in new guidelines. prime minister abe says he'll create a ministerial post to help realize his government's new security policy. the new minister will be in charge of legislative changes needed to bring the policy into effect. >> translator: i want to make wide ranging legislative adjustments all at once.
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there will be significant revisions, so i'm planning to appoint a new minister to be in charge. >> abe said the legislation would cover issues ranging from matters related to collective self-defense to so-called gray zone incidents. the term refers to infringements that are not recognized immediately as armed attacks. cabinet members on tuesday agreed to reinterpret the constitution. the change would allow japan to exercise the right to collective self-defense. abe said the sole purpose of the decision is to best prepare japan to protect its citizens and their peaceful way of life under the constitution. investors in the united states enjoyed a long weekend ach positive news about the economy. we've got market headlines and other news. investors took it as a solid
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sign that the u.s. economy is recovering. let's get a look at how the markets in tokyo are starting the week. >> the u.s. job numbers really boosteds sentiment. we're seeing a slight bit of a correction here after the solid gains that we saw last week. we'll see how the morning developing. but the nick kay and the tom ix in the negative numbers. key exports got a boost from the weaker yen following a jump in the dollar after the jobs data released last week. the nikki was up 2.7 on the week. the next focus is american corporate earnings news which is going to filter through and this week is going to start bring in the second quarter business results starting with aluminum giant alcoa and will progress
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throw a lot of sectors. here in japan the earning season will kick uf later and many investors will want to see how the consumption tax which was raised back in april filters through a lot of japanese corporations in particular the retailing sector. >> and you mentioned the dollar jumped last week following the jobs data. where is it trading against other major currencies this morning here in tokyo. >> actually the dollar was up against a lot of currencies last week, including the yen. right now it's trading agent 102.12 to 14. this week we're going to have some data which may sway investments. the figures are going to indicate how the nation's economy is progressing under prime minister's policies.
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now the euro dollar 1.3588 through 3589. i'll also keep track of asian indexes, specifically because china will also be coming out with inflation and money supply data later during this week as well. so we'll see how markets develop. but for now the nikki and the top ix in the negative. we'll see how the morning trading progresses. >> we'll check in with you in a few hours. the people who run one of japan's largest information services firms have spent years regaining people's trust. recruit holderining was at the center of a scandal a quarter of a century ago that brought down the prime minister and his cabinet. now executives believe the time is right to take the company public. they've submitted an application
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to list on the tokyo stock exchange. recruit could raise more than $10 billion. that could make it the largest public offering in japan this year. in 1988 company executives gave shares to business leaders and politicians. officials began working to turn things around. they reported record revenues for the year-ending in march. officials at the stock exchange are expected to complete their review by october. company officials say they hope to use the money raised from the sthar listing to expand their overseas business. 26 japanese firms went public during the first half of this year. that was the most in seven years. now let's take a quick look at our global economic calendar. on tuesday we'll find out how working people in japan see the economy. the results of the so-call economy watchers survey for june
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will be out there. the previous survey showed sentiment rose for the first time in two months. on wednesday china will release its consumer price index for june. the cpi ticked up 2.5% in may from a year earlier pointing to economic resilience. on the same day the fed rewill release the minutes of its policy meeting in june. market participants are watching to see if there's any clue on when the central a bank may start raising interest rates. japan's machinery orders are due out on thursday. this key indicator of corporate capital investment fell 9.1% in april from the previous month. that was if first drop in two month pps timely the bank of england will announce later in the day the results of its policy meeting. last month boe policymakers left the key interest rate at a record low of 0.5% despite the fast rising prices of houses.
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i'll have more headlines and business for you next hour. her here's another check on market markets. engineers at fukushima daiichi are struggling to contain the flow of contaminated water into the site. they launched a plan to deal
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with the problem. they're constructing a massive ice wall. nhk world's yoichiro tateiwa traveled to the nuclear plant for a firsthand look. >> reporter: this is my second time inside fukushima daiichi since the nuclear accident. before getting any closer to the radioactive site, we make an important stop. i'm given the suit of protective gear to wear. contaminated water problem is still the main issue here in fukushima daiichi. and now we are going to go out and see what is right now happening and what the corps of engineers are doing. next, tepco officials take me to the construction site where they are trying to deal in a new way with contaminated water. it is right next to the reactor buildings and these heavy machines lined up have an important job to do.
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they're being used to insert these pipes, and they will reach 30 meters deep under the soil. between these two pipelines there's going to be one here so that each pipe has one meter distance, and all together 1.5 kilometers, which is 1,500 pipes are going to be inserted into the soil. the stretch of pipes will surround the reactor buildings and coolant will be injected to create a huge ice wall. the ice is expected to block the groundwater from seeping into the buildings. i came across something unexpected. it's a group of workers who are conducting an assessment.
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they say they are checking the location of underground obstacles. they explain there is a complex network of trenches and tubes beneath the plant. they say the ice wall pipes will cross over in 170 spots. experts fear the crossing will interfere with the freezing process and they worry holes could form, allowing contaminated water to seep in. the size and scope of this project is unprecedented, and ç workers here tell me they cannot anticipate the outcome. >> translator: there are various facilities underground and we have difficulty checking and adapting to them. but i believe we can make it through the problems with the cooperation of tepco.
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>> reporter: combating the contaminated water has a history of setbacks. tepco officials take me to the other key facility. it's called a.l.p.s. or advanced liquid processing system. engineers are using this system to remove radioactive substances. but the system frequently stops working. i asked the manager to explain why. >> translator: high radiation damaged the teflon-made packing. we didn't know that radiation had such an effect on the device. there are many things we don't know. it's the first time that we are using this type of machine. >> reporter: engineers are determined to draw on their past experiences. they take me to the construction site for two more a.l.p.s. there's still a long road ahead. as one manager here tells me,
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the trial and error continues. he just hopes he won't be for much longer. yoichiro tateiwa, nhk world, fukushima daiichi. ♪ a colombian soccer player says he's sorry for the tackle that sent one of the world's best players out of the cup. he posted an online message apologizing for injuring brazilian striker neymar. he collided with neymar on friday in the quarterfinal game. neymar broke a vertebrae. brazil won but neymar won't play again in the tournament. zuniga wrote that he's deeply sorry and sad, but he said he didn't mean to hurt neymar. he said he considers the striker to be one of the best players in world and hopes he'll make a
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quick recovery. neymar says the world cup may be over for him but his dream hasn't ended. neymar is expected to be sidelined for four weeks, but he said he could make a comeback earlier than expected. and some of the biggest names in soccer are preparing themselves for the semifinals at the world cup. the matches will take place in bella horizonte and sao paulo. five-time world champion brazil faces germany on tuesday. the germans are through to the semis for a fourth time in a row. on wednesday, argentina will this round since the 1990 world cup in italy. argentina will face the netherlands. the dutch have reached the final three times, including the last
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world cup in south africa. a japanese fish farmer has seen his fortunes turn around with the help of his family. his ponds housing valuable fish were damaged a decade ago in an earthquake. he and his son spent years rebuilding their business and their hard work has spawned success. >> reporter: a handsome, healthy nishiki koi. this one has grown to over 80 centimeters. farmers in the yamakoshi district has raised nishiki koi for over 100 years. shigeo tanaka took over the family fish farm in 1972. after the quake, he and his sons worked to rebuild it. the kois spawn in early summer. this year for the first time those born since the earthquake are mature enough to spawn. >> translator: we've made it through ten long, hard years.
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these mature fish are our reward for all our efforts. >> reporter: when the massive quick hit the area in 2004, it had a devastating effect on the koi farmers. the tanaka family home was destroyed. even worse, all 50 of the koi ponds were damaged, and 5,000 fish were lost. tanaka thought seriously about giving up and moving out, but his three sons convinced him to stay. for the next three years they slowly repaired the ponds while living in temporary housing. >> translator: my sons said they didn't want to see me doing this hard work alone, so they'd work with me. as a father, i was really moved. it gave me the strength to rebuild. >> reporter: three years after
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the earthquake, tanaka's few surviving fish began to spawn for the first time. their initial goal was to raise these frye and breed them. it was going to be a family effort. it wasn't easy. sometimes young fish were lost to disease, and other times there were arguments about new methods, but their efforts have now been rewarded. early june, the koi born since the quake are finally ready to spawn. when the female starts to splash the water surface, it's a signal she is ready. to maximize the incubation rate, the fish are anesthetized and spawned artificially.
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on this day, about 2.5 million eggs have been spawned from just five fish. after three days, the fryes start to emerge. for tanaka and his sons, the long years of hard work have paid off. >> translator: this is a great day for us. >> reporter: today the tanakas released the frye. they are just five millimeters long, but in a year's time they will have grown to 30 centimeters. >> translator: from here on, it's all in my sons' hands. i feel good about the future. >> translator: this is a new beginning for us. i'm looking forward now to the next ten years.
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>> reporter: in the koi farms of yamakoshi, another cycle of life has begun. people in north carolina are busy cleaning up. hurricane arthur slam into the coast on a holiday weekend. let's get more from our world weather report. >> yes, you're absolutely right. some people faced extreme travel disturbances during the holiday weekend in the east coast. here are some pictures coming out of the aftermath of the hurricane that hit north carolina. arthur made landfall in north carolina late last week, causing sustained flooding and damages to the home. about 20,000 house hold businesses were without power. it was the first hurricane to hit the u.s. since superstorm sandy. we have the hurricane hanging on
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to the eastern edge of canada but that's likely to pull away. but now we're talking about this severe weather maker. this is going to be causing a lot of trouble across the heart of the could be triand the u.s. canada border stretching from the great lakes all the way into kansas. primary threats being large hail and tornadic activity cannot be ruled out and also damaging winds could topple trees and downed power lines. the monsoon rain is flowing in from mentixico. we're not getting a lot of precipitation where we want it, where the drought conditions are still prevailing in california. fresno, reaching up to 42 degrees. warmer than what we usually see in the summertime. and new york is reaching 31 degrees. d.c. at 34. so we're looking at extreme heat
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across the eastern sea boards until we find some fear weather to come in. now let's talk about this typhoon, super typhoon that is going to be intensifying further. the water is actually warmer than the warmest of the chn which is august and september. but it's likely to peak its intensity on tuesday, down to 270 kilometers per hour gust. this could easily topple even small buildings. and it's going to be making its way towards okinawa. we're likely to see high waves up to 14 meters. there are warnings already in place and it's going to be causing drenching rainfall and strong winds. now considering this rainy season, it's still affecting northern kusho.
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on top of that, 180 millimeters could be likely in the hills. and we're likely to see on and often showers across japan for the rest of the day. tokyo will see the rain coming in in the evening hours. north eastern china is going to be batters with severe storms coming in and we're likely to see a sudden burst of showers. things are heating up there. 40 degrees in seoul. i'll leave you now for the extended forecast along the globe.
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here's one more story to share with you before we go. an annual event showcasing japanese pop culture has attracted crowds in paris. young people in costumes of their favorite characters posed for photos. the expo had more than 700 booths. ♪ musicians played a fusion of rock and traditional tunes. ♪ some fans of japanese culture battled it out in a karaoke contest. they performed theme songs from anime hits. and that's all for now on this edition of "newsline." i'm raja pradhan in tokyo.
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we'll be back in about half an hour. thanks for joining us on nhk world.
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in the middle of tokyo, the capital of japan, you find tsukiji, a world class market. it's been here for 79 years. from huge tuna and other freshly caught fish to fruit, vejables and prepackaged food, there are nearly a thousand types of food available at tsukiji. jab niece people love food. here crowds gather for the early morning auction to


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